Triple-Layered Solar Panel Increase the Total Efficiency to More Than 35%
By July 4th, 2010Sunday, July 4, 2010 4:12 on
According to scientists, traditional solar panels are able catch just about 15% of the sun’s rays. But now, a company that focuses on the production and development of high efficiency thin film photovoltaics, called RoseStreet Labs Energy Inc. (RSLE), founded a new way to increase that efficiency using mirrors and even the shaping them like origami.
They’ve developed solar panels that can increase the total efficiency above 35percent. The company’s thin film solar panel includes integrates three separate layers of PV cells into one panel and each layer captures a different part of the sun’s spectrum.
To achieve such high efficiencies, RSLE used their IBand technology, expecting in the future to use thermal technology or mirroring for a better efficiency. When this new technology hits the market, it will revolutionize the renewable energy industry. In the meantime we must to wait three or four years before the commercialization of the product .
“Although we are three to four years away from high volume production with the IBand product, this development opens up a new class of semiconductor devices for photovoltaic conversion and other advanced semiconductor applications. It fits seamlessly with our Hybrid PV commercialization,” said Bob Forcier, CEO of RSLE.
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